Flying around Kabul Afghanistan in a helicopter

by Chad

I am doing a little bit of traveling through Kabul while Im hanging in Afghanistan.

Kabul, Persian Kābol, city, capital of the province of Kabul and of Afghanistan. The largest urban centre in the country and also its political and economic hub, the city forms one of several districts of Kabul province.

It lies at the intersection of roads that lead to Uzbekistan (via Mazār-e Sharīf) to the north, Pakistan (via Jalālābād) to the east, and Kandahār to the south. A settlement has existed at or near Kabul for some 3,500 years, but it was not until the early 20th century that the city extended north of the Kabul River. This growth continued through the 1980s, when villagers from areas affected by the Afghan War (1978–92) migrated to the relative safety of Kabul.

Fighting between factions who occupied the city in 1992 resulted in significant damage and displacement of the urban population. The city has witnessed unprecedented growth since the U.S.-led invasion of the country in 2001 in response to the September 11 attacks.

Despite continuing acts of violence against the civilian population, Kabul has continued to expand. Area 400 square miles (1030 square km). Pop. (2017 est.) 3,961,500.

 

 

 

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Tom Wooderson April 12, 2016 - 7:05 pm

Hey dude is there anything going on with Contracting lately I’m a master electrician was looking to get back over there do something preferably not Afghanistan really

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Chad April 12, 2016 - 7:39 pm

I know Iraq is popping off right now. Have you checked out any of the companies here: http://chadshomepage.com/logcap-iv/contractor-list/

A lot of the companies have more than just Afghan and Iraq. You have to do a ton of researching on each of those sites. It looks like it’s a little bit harder to get on that it was back in the day.

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